Cyclanthera

Cyclanthera

 

a genus of plants of the family Cucurbitaceae. The plants are perennial or annual herbs with creeping tendril-bearing stems. The leaves are entire, lobed, or palmate. The small unisexual flowers are yellow, greenish, or white. The staminate flowers are in axillary racemes, and the pistillate flowers are solitary. There are 15 species (according to other data, as many as 40), distributed in tropical America. The most well-known species is C. pedata, which is native to Peru and is cultivated as a culinary plant in some regions of South America. It has lobed leaves and oval blue-green fruit. The fruit and young shoots are used for food. C. pedata and some other species are cultivated as ornamentals to decorate buildings, balconies, park pavilions, and other structures.

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Miller CARYOPHYLLACEAE Caryophyllaceae morfotipo 1 Caryophyllaceae morfotipo 2 CONVOLVULACEAE Convolvulus sp * CUCURBITACEAE Cucurbita sp * Cyclanthera sp * Sicyos baderoa Hooker & Arnott * CUNONIACEAE Weinmannia producta 5 4 60 Moricand * ELAEOCARPACEAE Vallea stipularis L.
A pseudomonomerous gynoecium is present in Cyclanthera (Leins & Galle, 1971).
Entre otras especies frecuentes encontramos Heliotropium arborescens, Cyclanthera mathewsii (Cucurbitaceae), Sysimbrium orientale (Brassicaceae), Erigeron leptorhizon (Asteraceae), Solanum peruvianum, Sonchus oleraceus, Acmella oleracea, Phyloglossa peruviana (Asteraceae) y Raimundochloa trachyantha.
Most representatives of the tribe Sicyoeae occur in the Neotropical region, and with the highest diversity in the two genera Cyclanthera Schrad.
Nombre comun Nombre cientifico Parte comestible (1) Ayote Cucurbita moschata Brotes y hojas, semillas Amaranto, bledo Amaranthus dubius Brotes y hojas Cachua, caiba Cyclanthera pedata Fruto inmaduro Capuchina, mastuerzo Tropeolum majus Flores Chanchito Rytidostilis Brotes y hojas cartaginensis Chiverre Cucurbita ficifolia Fruto inmaduro Chicasquil Cnidoscolus Hojas aconitifolius Chile Capsicum annum, Frutos C.
6:4; Tillandsia latifolia 6:+; Crassula connata 10:+; Cyclanthera mathewsii 11:1; Calandrinia sp.
Las trepadoras comunes son: Bomarea hirtella, Canavalia villosa, Clematis dioica, Iresine interrupta, Serjania triquetra, Dioscorea galeottiana, Cyclanthera ribiflora, Gonolobus uniflorus, Liabum discolor, Passiflora pavonis, entre otras.
This new species is close to Cyclanthera hystrix (Hook.
Efecto antihelmintico de Ficus antihelmintica Mart (Oje) (Moraceae) y Cyclanthera pedata (L.
Of the rare plants detailed in this report, only Cyclanthera dissecta, Eleocharis rostellata, and Lobelia cardinalis are found on the floodplain.